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in charge, not government and insurance companies. tell harry reid that we cannot afford health care. sean: they had the democrats for most of that advertisement, why? >> because it was an advertisement that presented an alternative rather than just offending. the advertisement gave an answer, let's find a debate. always, we will follow this debate. when we come back, we will have the great american panel. the great american panel. here's one more... ziploc evolve. and made with wind energy. better for the environment. still ziploc fresh. new ziploc evolve. s.c. johnson. a family company. real food at the right price! this is the primo stuff. one appetizer and two premium entrees. just twenty bucks-every day. genuine food. generous portions. genius price. 2 for $20! only at applebee's. sean: we are joined by caroline feldman, the chairmen of the club for growth, chrus chocola, and joe. barney frank was talking to people and he was arrogant. people are asking great questions. >> we were promised change that we can believe in. so far, if we are going and we have these changes, we don't even
for a second plan. declaring all out war in the senate. harry reid might soon decide to split the health care bill into two parts. one would contain less controversial measures like regulations on insurance companies. this bill would receive at least the 60 votes needed to pass it. the second half of the bill would contain the reckless budget details of the plan and the government auction. with virtually no republican support, democrats might use reconciliation to pass it. they would need only 51 votes to push this through. when asked about the possibility of these measures, a spokesman said, "we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." democrats are willing to turn their backs on the american people who put them in office. are they really that stupid? joining me is the chairman of the republican national committee. michael steele is back. welcome back to the program. "by any means necessary." does this mean that the will of the american people, as evidenced by every credible poll, means nothing to them? >> when has it ever mattered? this administrat
, and it does not look good for harry reid. he is poised to be the second democratic leader, perhaps, if history repeats itself, that will be voted out of office. on to our next story. the more we learn about this story, the more unbelievable it gets. police say he stormed his school, set up two pipe bombs, and the rest of the school started running. >> we heard two big explosions. we saw smoke coming from the classrooms. martha: that was just the beginning. the killer was planning a massacre. what officials say he had with him was devastating. 90s slacker hip-hop. ♪ singer: buckle up, everybody 'cause we're taking a ride ♪ ♪ that can strain your relationships and hurt your pride ♪ ♪ it's the credit roller aster ♪ ♪ and as you can see it kinda bites! ♪ ♪ so sing the lyrics with me: ♪ when your debt goes up your score goes down ♪ ♪ when you pay a little off it goes the other way 'round ♪ ♪ it's just the same for everybody, every boy and girl ♪ ♪ the credit roller coaster makes you wanna hurl ♪ ♪ so throw your hands in the air, and wave 'em around ♪ ♪ like a
speakers and shutting down the debate. >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff,
harry reid's numbers approval rating in the tank. >> but you can't beat him with nobody. somebody has got to stand up. sean: against an unknown state party chair is he losing by six points. >> this election is just young. it is just getting started. he is going to come back. mark my words, is he going to be returning to the state senator from nevada. sean: i'm telling you, is he going to lose. >> i take that with pleasure. sean: these town halls are obviously inspiring the american people and left is lashing out. robert gibbsson 00 today show today trying to blame cable and talk radio. here is what he said. >> we all have something to lose, matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year. what's unproductive is if somebody comes to a town hall meeting and you can't ask your question or your mother can't ask her question because somebody else is yelling. that's what cable tv and the food fight brings to this. sean: only people, john that are yelling here and calling names, it's obama telling the american people to shut up. it's n
and staffers waiting to pay their final respects to ted kennedy. we're now hearing that harry reid is willing to do a partisan bill on health care. if he cannot bridge the gap. would such a bill have any support from the american people? with us now is professor of advanced political studies at george washington, bob bechel and cal thomas, big title on that. you sound important when they say that to you. >> he used to call me the professor thing. its part-time job. >> trace: i saw on the teleprompter that is a long together for bob. i got to start with you first. harry reid he may very well cram this thing through. you look at the polls and harry reid pushing this thing through. would he be thumbing their noses at the american people? >> first of all, you have to keep in mind, he would have to do under reconciliation that would get only a part of the current outline of health care reform bill through, not the whole thing. i don't think it's going to happen. one of the things about missing ted kennedy, there is a deal yesterday yet to be brokered. you heard the conversation with scott rasmusse
. last week, majority leader harry reid said, "teddy, as you know is dead, that's why i'm stuck on bipartisanship." republicans are no fans of the plan which would cut them and conservative democrats out of the deal. republican orrin hatch tells abc that lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> the one thing that kennedy has, he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. as somebody whoever the last 33 years passed almost every healthcare bill that works, many of them was ted kennedy. mews of them were. >> one leading the fight is his longtime friend chris dodd. he called kennedy a tactician and master of the senate. dodd said senators would bring bipartisanship to the table to work out differences. >> if you want to honor teddy's memory, it's to come back and sort of, as i said the other night, put behind us the blistering days of august and to enter the cool days of september. and start acting like senators again. >> so far, there is a lot of talk about compromise from both sides but no action. nex
maneuvering for a simple majority instead of the threshold. harry reid said if he can't get a by partisan bill through, he'll vote part son. orrin hatch said lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> he could bring together all the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on. >> kennedy had something most members in the senate don't have he could afford to wait. and he didn't have to worry about attacks from the left, over 47-year career. >> he had the ability and knowledge to get into a political situation and make the compromises and he knew there might be some people who might be unhappy but no one was going to say, take it out for no good reason. >> so far, no action. next up, gang of six, bipartisan group in the senate committee they have a conference call this friday. >> dick cheney accusing president obama's administration of under mining national security. in a fox news exclusive, cheney slams the justice department's decision to investigate terror interrogators. it's such a terrible precedent by looking back at the previous administration. >> you think it's a polit
harry reid and christopher dodd and barbara boxer are showing vulnerability in the polls. there is reason to believe that the democrats, for the first time in a couple of elections, are vulnerable. bill: where will we be one month from now, will we have moved the ball forward? >> the real issue is to get consensus in the democratic party. ramming through a bill within a narrow majority of the senate and house, losing a lot of democratic votes, that is not the right way to go. bill, thank you. -- bill: thank you. megyn:ç top democrats are askig insurance companies to open up their books. some are calling it an audit. çis this oversight, or are democrats using your taxpayer dollars to control the financial industry? bill: we are going to come to a man who works at a news and parks -- amusement parks and we will talk about the dangers. gecko vo: you see, it's not just telling people geico could save 'em hundreds on car insurance. it's actually doing it. gecko vo: businessmen say "hard work equals success." well, you're looking at, arguably, the world's most successful bu
, why is nancy pelosi and harry reid trying to kill them? folks, these people are over the top. and they're not grasping the situation. they are easily led. and it's scary. they're being fed lies by right-wing radio. they're being fed lies by right-wing talkers on television and they're playing the fear card big-time. and they're basically depending on these people to go out and do their dirty work. now this is all about a massive misinformation campaign. and the president spoke to it this weekend. >> so let me explain what reform will mean for you. and let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia or cut medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. that's simply not true. >> here's where it's coming from. sarah palin. she's playing around with her facebook account on friday and put this garbage up on her site. the america i know and love is not the one which my parents or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of the obama's death panel, so the bureaucrats can decide based on the subjective judgment of their level o
want not what you want. >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? bill: the obama white house says protests against the health care plan are orchestrated by the far-right. >> you need to get the government the hell out of our way. [cheers] bill: is that true? and how is the media covering it? bernie goldberg will analyze. >> i have never really been interested in politics. meeting john edwards was interesting. bill: the mistress of john edwards testifies in front of a grand jury today. she brought her baby. how much trouble is the former senator in? megyn kelly will tell us. >> president obama promised transparency, yet, he has chosen not to release his original birth certificate or a copy of it. bill: now lou dobbs wife being attacked on nbc because of the commentators reporting on cnn. we will tell you what going on. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi,
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
to become ambassador to south africa. senate majority leader harry reid is in the political fight of his life, not on chill, but back home in neff d.a. a recent mason-dixon poll shows reid behind both republican rivals in next year's re-election bid. he trails danny tarkanian and sue louden by five head to head matchups. his favorable rate something 37% with unfavorable at 50%. who knew that the $787 billion stimulus package would be so stimulating? "the new york post" reports hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to behavioral sex research at schools across the country. one of the grants awarded by the national institutes of health will fund research on the barriers to correct condom use at indiana university for $221,000. syracuse university will study hiccups among adolescents for $219,000 and the university of illinois in chicago will e evaluate drug use as as as a sex enhancer at a cost of $123,000 and a study by the university of maryland at baltimore will spend $182,000 at a look at how methamphatemine use enhances motivation for rat sexual behavior. speaking of money, many s
city beach patrol. the surf is up. good morning, washington. >>> welcome back. 6:11. harry reid is predicting swift approval of an extension of the cash for clunkers program. it is running out of money. coress is considering $2 billion more in funding. some local dealers say their inventory is down to just a few vehicles. >>> 6:12. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is down on the alexandria waterfront. is the best time of the day to be down there. >> that is true. ♪ happy birthday to you i will quit singing. happy birthday. >> thank you for stops ringing. >> here is a look at the potomac. there are a lot of ducks out here. i wish i had my fishing sticks with me. it is a warm start to the day. 77reeseg here at founders park in oldse sound o und old- -in . other temperatures are mainly in the low 70's locally. frederick at 68. culpeper, 63. limited sunshine. 50% chance of sunshine. scattered storms. possible down toward -- possible downpours into the evening hours. well into the 90's this weekend. now we check on the commute. >> we are rolling a
are saying, stop. >> gregg: scott, in the beginning people like harry reid and nancy pelosi and surrogates of the president, were saying all these protestors and townhalls are not genuine, it's a setup. they are evil and unamerican. you have a pole of what americans think of these protestors? >> 49% believe they represent the views of their neighbors. 37% don't. by the way, not surprisingly is partisan view and harry reid were one of views the democrats felt and republicans had a different perspective of the situation. again, it's important to remember this is more than just about health care. it's part of the frustration. there is also a gap, 49% of people representing opinions of their neighbors. so people are squeamish about the behavior itself. >> julie: we used one of your polls and posed the question to the twitter followers who do you fear more. i found that one person wrote, i trusted government more, you can vote them out every four years but you cannot do the same with insurance ceos. and insurance companies, definitely and if we had more competition to private insurance companie
expressing honest and serious outrage. is it on wise for harry reid -- otherwise for harry reid and robert gibbs to be little the citizens as fake mobs, an american? >> i believe there are people but are not just up said. both sides do agree jobs mobilizing folks, complained to congressmen, and covers has been in recess. you should not belittle people with strong opinions, because it is a democracy, but these are clearly organized efforts on both sides to move daniel, and as your poll shows, we know in august economic noise on the grounds. health care -- this is a period of turbulent time. gregg: the fed said this week that the recession is nearing an end. the next poll takes a look at that. americans think reducing the deficit should be a higher priority than health care. one way to do that would be to return some of the unused stimulus money, which according to the government, we checked, is roughly 700 billion unused. >> it the present was successful with the economy, he could do whatever he wanted. but jobs are over 10% unemployment. in inner cities, 16%. they're having a hard time fee
." and some not-so-nice things said about harry reid as well. they're marrying people being upset about jobs and harry reid together and trying to put together this cohesive message. right now, they just syrianed a song called "the u.s.s. of a.," poking fun. >> overall, pretty peaceful? >> totally peaceful, all of the events. this is the sixth one so far of the tour, totally peaceful. spirited, there's a bit of an edge with some folk, definitely a lot of anger about what people perceive happening with the administration. but totally peaceful so far. >> jim, thanks so much. he's our man on the road. the other man on the road is ali velshi, heading for evansville, indiana, on the cnn express. until last week, the city was known as the refrigerator capital of the world. but now whirlpool, we get word, is packing up and moving out. ali joins us on the phone now from tennessee on his way to evansville. not good news that you're going to come across there? >> reporter: not at all. we're making a long stretch, from atlanta to evansville, indiana. i misspoke a little earlier when i talked to you. he
these people on american and other people suggesting that they are behaving like nazi's. you have harry reid: them evil mongerers. >> i said that it organized, but in america, you have the right to organize. you just have to evaluate what the feelings of the american people are in light of the organization. there are more than people from that town or that county. i certainly will not criticize them. i will listen to them they are citizens. they have a right to be heard. when that man was apoplectic and told me that god would stand before me, as he said it, you showed a clip. i said wait a minute, i did not want that man to be ejected. i did not want the story to be that a citizen was ousted from the town hall meeting. i wanted the impact to be that i was prepared to listen and stay cool. megyn: i was so impressed they had read the bill. they were very informed. >> they certainly were. i give them credit for that. it is even more reason why they are entitled to be listened to and have their voices heard. megyn: we are watching you and your poll numbers. so far, not looking that great in the
the senate majority leader, harry reid. god forbid you would have to see the voters face to face. that is scary. bill: nothing like a good old- fashioned conference call to drive your point home. and i think that the one question that we get more than any other from viewers is that if they are pushing for it this way in congress, will they live by it? megyn: do you know the second question? how does bill tai such a perfect tied? bill: spot on. my neighbor has been asking this for months, if the plan is so great, why not sign up for yourself? megyn: a reality television star, bay on a popular series. she is a bikini model. now she is dead and he is on the run. profile comes from the reality television web site. cops believe he might be the killer. bill: the largest identity theft in history. the number of victims could total more than one-third of the entire u.s. population. how can you defend yourself from line attacks that are this significant? -- from of attacks that are this significance -- from online attacks that are this significant ? are you receiving a payout from a legal
wearing swastikas. harry reid and then called them on american. -- harry reid then called them un-american. bill: chairman of the republican senate group joins us this morning, your reaction? >> petrilli disappointing and very sad. in fact -- >> it really disappointing and very sad. in fact, democrats in the house were told not to talk on this issue. we were not allowed to send information to our constituents. if anyone is drowning out opposing views, it is the democratic leadership. the real issue is what is in the bill. it is not what the american people want. that is why they are voicing their american concerns. there is nothing on american about voicing -- uun-american for -- there is nothing un- american about voicing concerns. bill: it goes on further. "health care is complex and touches every american. people must be allowed to learn the facts. do you think that the people know what is in that bill? >> i do not believe so. but if the american people had not been speaking out loudly to slow this process down, the bill would have already passed the house. the speaker said tha
tax that all of us pay. sean: i want to talk about the political implications. look at harry reid's numbers. chris god is in trouble. governors corzine and paterson of new york, corzine is losing by a lot. bob mcdonald has a big lead. toomey is plipping the polls by 20 some odd points. do you think this holds, as time goes on or is this a short-term bump for the republicans? >> it has long-term ramifications. between now and november of 2010 is like several geology call ages will come and go between now and then. but it is a significant change and likely to remain because the administration in my opinion is not going to respond in a appropriate way. we'll have our first test in november in new jersey and virginia. and i suspect we will see republican pickups. sean: sign that for me. karl rove. thanks. it's the preliminary year of our "sleep-in panel." you get to sleep in on sunday morning. but first, david axelrod, is he spasming you with e mails urging you to support sean: americans around the country have been receiving unexpected e mails from the president's political operative
destruction clinton to both clintons you name it. al gore, harry reid, they all thought there were weapons of mass destruction there. ted kennedy and john kerr kerry both said there were weapons of mass destruction. when it became obvious in july of 2003 that they weren't. the democrats began to say consistently that bush lied that drove his numbers down. i don't think republicans are going to act in a hyperpartisan way and say that obama is lying. credibility is the most important thing to a president. if your opposition doesn't believe you are legitimate to begin with. and begins this drum beat when they are aided by the media. it can be enormously creditor rosen. some cable people are hammering obama as being incompetent test not as a liar but as incompetent. he is in over his head, doesn't know what he is doing. that, i think may stick. that might stick. >> it may. look, i wrote a column early this year which i said i thought the obama white house was winging it. i think they are winging it to their disadvantage on this issue. i think though there is a difference between saying he is a
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
it alone cite resistance of the g.o.p., and also we heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid's spokesman saying "we will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation. this is the process of the vote, until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. however, patience is not unlimited. we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." so what about this? let's bring in our panel, steve hayes with the week hadly standard, and a.b. stoddard, associate writer of the hill and byron williams. >> eric can cantor is right. in the house, they have been going it alone since the beginning. remember the fight in the energy committee between the blue dog democrats? the reason they were having that fight is because they made the decision at the beginning that they weren't going to get any republican votes at all. they drafted the bill by themselves and have been pushing it by themselves. as far as the house is concerned, the democrats have always been going it alone. as far as the senate is concerned, they have been having negotiations with
to roll over every time harry reid or nancy pelosi brings them to the white house. i have a list of "talking points." i should not have gotten hold of this. two democratic members of the house democratic leadership accompanied with their simplistic platitudes and bumper stickers "talking points" the one of the strategies is saying go demonize insurance companies. tell people, no more co-pays. no more out-of expenses, no more yearly caps on what you pay. even though the bill does not say these things nor will any of this happen, they're engaged in a propaganda campaign. can these simplistic "talking points" work? >> well, they can if they don't know the facts. the facts are yeah, they'll do all that. you just won't get to see a doctor. you won't have any care. you don't have a co-peay or deductible. you won't have a tr or nurse or medicine! a quarter of all medicare money is spent in the last year of the patient's life. they can't say we want those people to die but that's what they mean. they are going to slice medicare. my father is 99 years old. he spent a week in the hospital,
the republican party on with him. >> i'm just wondering, we heard from harry reid and a part of his quote, he says they're talking their cues from talk show hosts. it's not often you try to blow yourself up, but that's what they're obviously doing. it's a party being run by a talk show host. i think there are a lot of people saying you know, rush limbaugh is the one in charge still. >> i think the point that democrats are trying to do is what this is about is that they can't defend their health care plan on the merits. >> mike, philip, how can they defend it if they're not even being allowed a chance to explain it? you have people showing up, not aloeing them to even talk. >> listen, the president of the united states has had how many prime time news conferences -- >> we're not talking about the president. we're talking about these town halls. >> they've had months to make their case -- >> it's not about responsibility. >> if you look at polling numbers, they show mounting opposition to health care policies. >> i can't imagine, any poll that suggests that people lacking discussion where one s
for. they do not work for nasa policy or harry reid or barack obama. they work for the obama -- the american taxpayer. they are infuriated because they had enough sense to know that all of the spending we have seen is not working out. more americans are out of jobs. at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is stop spending would you do not have. greta: what people do not realize is that if we end up having to spend more money, we will get inflation. some say as long as i am working, my wages will go up with the inflationary prices. the problem is that if the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our goods at these high prices -- it is a much more serious problem of inflation from 30 years ago. >> it is a huge problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented times of conversations taking place because people do not have confidence. timothy geithner went to asia trying to tell them everything was fine and they laughed at him when he started to tell them that everything was s
: this guy is a liberal, apparently. >> non-py pelosi, harry -- nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in the congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> in ten years, it will create a $10 billion surplus. >> ha ha ha ha ha! >> in your face! >> there has never been a government program that had a surplus! >> something to say to your constituents, sir? >> stop spending our money! no cap and trade! no to cap and trade! glenn: this is amazing. in my lifetime, i have never seen anything like this. i know the left has dismissed a lot of these people because they don't understand actual grassroots. it's all community organized for them, but a lot of these people are people that have just never done this kind of stuff before in their life. bringing back now senior judicial analyst, and author of "dread scott's revenge" judge andrew napolitano. huh a wild experience this weekend, but i have talked to people, listeners, who told me they went to some of these town hall meetings and some of these people are not allowed
stimulus bill in 2008 that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid thanked them for design the final stimulus package that was enacted into law. they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: seiu, the labor group, the ones pushing through healthcare. this is acorn/seiu. their vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> the president of seiu is on the apollo board of directors. >> tell me where john podesta is on all of this? >> he is on the apollo board and works for the center for the american progress, which sends out the daily marching orders, the talking points to the left side of the blogs and the on-line activists and those organizers out on the street, the acorn and seiu folks get their daily talking points from that center for american progress e-mail. glenn: america, i would like to ask you, barack obama keeps tieing to separate himself from all of these organizations. he's giving speeches and telling us i'm one of you guys, really i'm one of you, but then these organiza
harry reid of bullying by telling an employee of the review journal that he wants the paper shut down. sherman frederick calls out the democratic senator in sunday's paper alleging that the arc was made during a brief exchange between reed and the advertising director. fred frederick writes that he said "i hope you go out of business." the publisher minced no words in his response to reid saying such behavior must be called what it was, a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully. reid's office did not respond to our request for comment. the governor of massachusetts today announced when a special election will take place to determine the successor to the late senator ted kennedy. the absence of the noted deal maker is seen by a blow to president owe baism ma's healthcare reform effort. steve brown reports on where that effort goes from here. >> i am designating, tuesday, january 19, 2010 as the date of the date of the speech elect. that date is almost five months away. we can't wait five months. we have to wait in the next few months to get this done by the end of the of the year. >> can
here that the republicans can win these governors' races, harry reid, chris dodd, and in the house that democrats could lose the majority? could that happen? >> i think it's hard for them to lose the majority in the senate but easy for them to ends up with a net loss of three or four. i think they will lose badly in governorships and there's an outside, but growing possibility, that you could begin to see the republicans take the house in 2010. and the reason is these things compound. when you have people that are mad over one item and then they're mad over a second and third item, they build momentum. sean: by the way, where you now should be snitched on and the place for everyone to go is flag@white house.gov because you just said something negative against president barack obama. >> maybe i'll submit something myself, so they won't have to have anyone report me. sean: i've invited my entire audience to go snitch on me. thank you, mr. speaker. thank you very much. coming up, my exclusive interview with don and deirdre imus. the new unemployment data is coming out tomorrow. looks
. >> part of this goes to the vacuum now being left in the senate and the fact is harry reid and mitch mcconnell have the title of leader but there seems to be universal acknowledgement when teddy was at his active best, he could command that leadership in the senate. is there any way that vacuum gets filled short term or is it going to take awhile before the senate self-selects the next teddy. >> i think a couple points about that. a younger generation of reporters are covering washington and covering it at such a polarized time. you talk to brokaw or tim russert when he was alive, you recall an era where bipartisanship of the type ta we saw with ted kennedy was possible. it attracted that kind of person and ted kennedy was able to thrive there. now you've got president obama facing such a polarized institution in the senate and certainly that in the house. it makes it a lot more difficult. so the question of who picks up the mantle and whether patrick kennedy does that a question. >> hillary clinton and joe biden a year ago, i think those were the first two names people would have said,
where senate majority leader harry reid is speaking after his lunchtime meeting with president obama and other senate democrats. >> we have four of the five committees that have greeted their work. everyone recognizes that we are going to do, if there's any way humanly possible a bipartisan bill. we don't want to do a partisan bill. and we hope our republican colleagues acknowledge that. we'll continue to work with them as long as we have to. the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. there was a lot of experience in that room and we had someone who was leading us who we all admire so very, very much. the president didn't get one standing ovation, but several of them. he was really kind of reminded me of the days when i was an athlete and the coach was giving you a pep talk before the game. you came out of that pep talk that the coach gave you ready to take on the wor
for natural gas as a fuel. and the stocks were right. harry reid's summit turned into basically a natural gas love-fest. now i'm starting to see similar action with nuclear. shaw group, the infrastructure company that's been my favorite nuclear play, because building nuclear plants is a big part of its business, it makes up 61% of its order backlog. has been moving higher. even though its most recent quarter was disappointing. shaw group reported a 3% earnings miss and it lowered its earnings forecast on july 9th. but guess what? the stock is up 25% since then. what does that tell you? why? see, i think the market may be pricing in better prospects for the nuclear industry. we know that obama was willing to compromise. he added nuclear to the dubious climate change bill that the house of representatives passed and his energy secretary stephen choo has said that he's committed to starting the construction of new nuclear plants. something we haven't seen in this country in a generation. in addition to supporting a program to help finance new nukes. right now, shaw group has three nuclear projec
the president, nancy pelosi, harry reid to keep the federal government out of my health care, period. >> when you turned 65, they're getting into your health care whether you like it or not. medicare is a government program. >> i want medicare to be privatized. it shouldn't be a government program. it's the thing that is driving up health care costs, not that we don't have a public option. it's medicare, medicaid and s-chip. the government run programs that are running up health care costs. that's where the reform ought to be. >> so you want to get rid of what's known as hcfa and all that will government apparatus, replace it with private sector health care, with private sector insurance? >> amen. >> let me ask you this. you keep skipping over this birther thing. a half dozen members of what was your delegation, you built that delegation, you built that republican stronghold down there people like that, they are are birthers and raise the questions of the president's legitimacy. the implication is this guy ought to be picked up because he was never naturalized and therefore, in the country i
and more important than that, a 60th democratic vote in the snoot. why harry reid, the democratic leader in the united states senate has been calling for this, i think patrick and the democratic leaders will be able to get it done. >> so that would be the reason that the republicans might stand down on opposition on the understanding this would not be a five-month jump-start on the special election for whoever got appointed? does that -- and does that mean, then, it's more likely -- less likely to be the prosecutor from the infamous nanny case, martha coakley and more somebody like governor dukakis? >> yes, absolutely. if it were to be the attorney general coakley who wants to run, interested in running if john kerry won the presidency in 2004. very ambitious. that would scotch the deal right there. it would have to be somebody like mike dukakis, talked about a lot. certain historic justice from a democratic state to have a former democratic standard bearer take that job and mike dukakis policy is up on the issues, would be perfect for the job. that's the kind of person that would have t
this for us. the leadership can do it. harry reid, i think, has worked hard. i know max baucus is working hard on the finance committee. we put a bill back together in july, as you know, david. teddy's committee, i was asked to chair temporarily for him. a good bill. it was 300 amendments as part of that effort. most of them technical, but many are substantive. that bill has been sitting will. we're ready to work on that along with the finance committee and to move forward. that's what needs to happen here. my belief is that if we can get these bills together and sit down with each other, we can produce a strong vibrant, vitally needed health care reform legislation of accessibility, of course, quality, and affordable. >> i want to get a final thought. first from you senator dodd. as you sit here this morning after all the emotion of the past week, what is the meaning of senator kennedy, the man and the legislator that you are thinking about this morning? >> well, john, i think said it very well. one thing that was so difficult. how do you capture 30 years of friendship in eight or ten minutes
senator harry reid is calling detisnation discrimination. in reno, nevada, claudia cowen, fox news. >>> a warning tonight about a new computer threat making its way across the web. it is a computer worm caused clampy. it targets online financial transactions. the worm tries to steal user names and passwords for personal accounts which it uses to attack banks and companies that sell prowcts line. though claspi is not a new threat the virus appears to be gaining strength. 4500 web sites and hundreds of thousands of computers in 70 countries have been affected. you should know that most anti- virus programs can block the virus. >>> amazon.com is being sued for deleting ebooks from its customers. the company remotely removed copies of the george orwell novel "1984" and "animal farm" after finding out they were pirated. amazon automatically issued refunds, but the lawsuit claims amazon never told its customer its had the able or right to delete ebooks. >>> sticking with computers now, google users have access to tons of information with just a few keywords and a click of a mouse. what w
. >> i don't trust pelosi. i don't trust harry reid. i don't trust steny hoyer. i don't trust barney frank. i want to see an accounting of the -- i want to see an accounting of the -- the -- the federal reserve. >> yeah, the bank bailouts. talk to me if you could about your experience yesterday. why did you feel the need to be as aggressive as you were? >> i was told that i -- i was told by arlen specter's people that there was going to be an open forum, and i would have at least five minutes of my time. i was guaranteed that i would get a chance to talk. and i get there at the meeting, and i am sitting there, and 30 cards were handed out to people to write down questions and ask questions. 30 cards were handed out. and, i mean, i have never been at a meeting before. what was i doing there if i was not going to be ask any questions? i mean, it was useless to be there. so i got up to leave -- i got up to leave and some bruiser grabs me, tells me to sit down, and he had no right to tell me to sit down when i am trying to leave. i am trying to leave and all of a sudden i am swarmed by p
majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political risk? what is the risk of the democrats saying we will go this alone? >> essentially, republicans from that point on would be committing to gumming up the worms. they would be left out of a massive piece of legislation. thereby, they would likely do everything they could do to slow down every other piece of legislation that the democrats are trying to get troops. -- that the democrats are trying to get through. there's a lot that has to be done. the first is funding the 12 appropriations bills that have yet to come out. some of them are still in committee. some of them have to be voted on by the end of october. then you have ca
not renew it? >> not much. senate majority leader harry reid plans to start debate after the debate on -- vote on sotomayor this afternoon. he thinks he has the votes to pass it, and it is the last order of business before the august recess. so opponents of the program are not going to want to spend a lot of time on what they know is a losing effort. supporters say that the program is the most effective program there is, doing all the right things, taking gas-guzzlers' off the street, replacing them with cars that get better mileage. critics say that it is more deficit spending and bailout money, another example of the government choosing winners and losers. jon: is it true that most of them are built by foreign manufacturers? >> 6 of the top 10 cars are built by foreign manufacturers, but most of them are built in this country. hyundai has added protection in alabama. gm has the biggest share of new car sales, detroit's big three has a little more than 45%, and the three japanese companies have about 36%. jon: all right. thank you. jane: if you drive a midsize sedan, a fender bende
of this program is quote in harry's court refering to senator majority leader harry reid will he bring the house majority in extending it for the vote and will the f word rise speaking of filibuster. but here's another question they are facing as well. where will the money come from and senator chuck schumer says they could get the money from the energy loan fund and senator feinstein says democratic leaders agreed take it out of tarp but many say the program could be considered beyond this $2 billion and she was once opposed to the bill but now touts it as a good plan because consumers are turning in their clunkers and getting cars that get on average 61 miles better on average so looking at it this way it remains to be seen how the republicans will vote on this. megyn: where does it stop? how much money should we put into cash for clunkers? in the meantime you mentioned the f word. what are republicans saying about this program? because we heard it across the board. they said we're going to filibuster and not let it get a vote then others saying over our dead bodies. where do the republicans s
going home for the august recess. harry reid says he wants to educate members on the bill that has already been passed by one senate committee and another bill that is going through another senate committee. he wants to educate them so that when they go home, they will know what they are talking about. he also agreed to address these heated discussions that have been going on at town hall of dance. >> the american people want health care reform, and we are going to do that. in spite of theç loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings, throwing a monkey wrench into everything, we are going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senate finance committee is trying to wrap up that bill before they go home and the gang of six will continue their negotiations. they hope to have a bill done before they go home as well. jane: what do the poll numbers look like for how americans think about this plan? >> there is a new poll that talks about health care. it asked respondents, turning to the issue of health care, from what you have heard about president obama's plan
are in the house, but i want your thoughts on harry reid asking to come back after the recess and then they will just push this through. how much would that all of us members of congress? how much would it hurt future bills if they take this bill and they run with it? >> it is pretty much standard operating procedure under this democratic congress. they pile drive through the stimulus, the budget, the national energy tax. it is no surprise to many of us, as they tried to do in july, and they may come back and try to push through health-care reform. he is leaving one person out of the equation. the american people have a different opinion here. they are expressing that at public forums all over the country. i expect they will of continue to do that. as we stay -- say in my state, he has another thing coming in the things that america is going to stand idly by as they push health-care reform through congress. trace: thank you. martha: how is it going? shepard: we have been going through withdrawal with you gone. martha: that is why i left. shepard: we did a story about those vot
that would be a significant shift. even on the senate side, harry reid appeared to be able rumble. -- appear to be vulnerable. he is the top democrat in the senate, so lot of races are in play, and some big names could be forced out. it is a long ways away. martha: i'm looking at the nevada situation, and it looks pretty difficult for him. this has to start democrats thinking, do i want to sign a bill that will sign away the election? >> that is right. people are also afraid of unemployment going into double digits, concern about the stimulus money. it is a perfect group of frustration that the democrats have to deal with. martha: halfway through the year, they have time on their side. thank you. trace: in the meantime, let's bring in someone who follows this closely. larry set the tone of the university of virginia. -- sabato of the university of virginia. here is what it looks like in the house. democrats have 256 seats. republicans, 177. the gop would need to collect 41 net seats to gain control. the national republican congressional committee believes that they can target 70. you believe
always been the senate through the top aide to senate majority leader harry reid just told my colleague carl cameron that the senate democratic leadership will use any legislative needs necessary to get a health care bill through. that sounds like contemplation of the dollar alone strategy. trace: major garrett act the white house, thank you. this could be a dramatic turn in the health-care debate through the reports that there could be a go at a low mentality in the democratic party. -- there is a report that there could be a go it alone mentality in the democratic party. there is some dispute on whether they have the votes to get that done three i want to bring in the editor of the national review and a fox news contributor. and also, a fox news political analyst. this is big news. robert gibbs says they will not go it alone. >> they are going to go it alone. it has never been a truly bipartisan effort. they have a huge, gargantuan government bill in the house that has no republican support. they're trying to get a few republicans in the senate. chuck grassley is going south on them,
organizers call out of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for harry reid says the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> a new consignment shop is getting plenty of foot traffic, but not because of the clothes it sells. >> i didn't the spooky kind of feeling, it was more of just how is it doing that. >> check that out, is it crazy or what? the broom can stand on its own. d >>> in a few hours a man and his wife will be in a courtroom facing charges. what police are saying about her 18 years in captivity. thousands of people are still waiting to pay their respects to senator ted kennedy as he lies in repose at the jfk library in boston. the public viewing will last through this afternoon. >>> her parents say it's okay, but a dutch court says 13 is too young to try things solo around the world. will her parents lose custody over this? >>> hi, everybody. latest from hln news and views on a friday. i'm chuck roberts. we begin with horrifying details about a young girl's captivity, almost 20 years and her remarkable discovery on we
by friday, the money now available runs dry. senate majority leader, harry reid, warned colleagues if they don't vote by friday, he may keep them in session until they do. that would mean they would miss at least part of their august vacation. ask your questions. joining us live, transportation secretary, ray lahood and chief business correspondent, ali velshi. mr. secretary, let's start with you. as you can imagine, we have a lot of questions for you today. this was a very popular program as soon as it began. doug johnson said, cash for clunkers is nice for people with old cars. how does this not just cost the rest of us billions to buy the new cars? >> well, look at. the program was truly designed to get gas-guzzling cars off the road and to get feel into more fuel efficient automobiles and to be a life line for the automobile industry. both of those goals have been accomplished. the lion's shares of the cars being bought, the average miles are 25 miles a gallon and the older one thars bei older ones that are being traded in are ones that get much better mileage. those goals have
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